June 21, 2018

From left to right: champions Carlos Fullerton, Adam Sutovich, Max Harrington, Richard Riva.

Brooksiders, Bent Creek’s Riva take Four-Man Team title at LedgeRock

  MOHNTON, Pa. — Teamwork made the dream work in a Four-Man Team debut Thursday at LedgeRock Golf Club (par 72, 6,375 yards).

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   Brookside CC of Allentown’s Carlos Fullerton, Max Harrington, Adam Sutovich partnered with Bent Creek Country Club’s Richard Riva to win the overall title in the 24th rendition of the Four-Man Team. Their 13-under total of 131 got the job done in a two-best balls of four, stroke-play format.

   The champs, playing in the second group out, posted the early mark for all their fellow competitors to contemplate in the afternoon. Their number never left the top of the leaderboard despite a late charge from the last group on the course, Bob Arthur of Tavistock Country Club, Thomas Hyland of Little Mill Country Club, Bryan Marvin of Old York Country Club and James Muller of Manufacturers' Golf & Country Club, who finished a single stroke back at 132.

   It was 13 birdies on the card that made the winning difference for Fullerton, Harrington, Riva and Sutovich. No eagles were jarred, but neither were any bogey blemishes.

   The gross scores looked pretty nice, too. Fullerton and Sutovich both fired rounds of 1-under 71, including a 2-under front nine for Fullerton. Riva got in the house with a 2-over 74, while Harrington finished at 6-over 78.

   The first red digit arrived immediately on No. 1 (par 4, 365 yards). Fullerton found a left fairway bunker with his driver but stuck a gap wedge approach to five feet and holed it to start the round off under par. Another came soon after on No. 3 (par 4, 320 yards) in result of a Sutovich birdie bomb from 30 feet after a simple flip wedge approach. They’d go on to make the turn at a healthy 6 under.

   “We were happy for a moment there, but then I told the guys that we need to just try and improve on that score on the back. That’s pretty much what we ended up doing,” said Fullerton.

   In fact, they’d go on to one up their front nine going -7 on the back. Ultimately, two holes in particular propelled them to a strong finish.

   On No. 11 (par 4, 390 yards), Riva blasted a drive right that stayed in bounds by inches. He took relief from the cart path and punched out to the greenside bunker. His sand shot checked up on the green and trickled in for a crucial 3. Fullerton dropped a 10 footer on top of Riva’s ball to double up.

   The par 5, 525-yard 13th hosted not one, not two, but three birdies. After Harrington and Sutovich converted on up-and-down birdies, Fullerton putted last and barely missed on a 15-foot eagle attempt but tapped in for 4.

   LedgeRock’s finisher (par 5, 559 yards) hosted their signature moment. Fullerton decided to lay up so his teammates could go for it in two. Fullerton then put an 8-iron approach from 160 out to 10 feet. A Patrick Reed-like fist pump followed suit. That putt went on to be the deciding stroke.

   “I was doing that [fist pump] either way,” said Fullerton.

   The chemistry and strategy on display Thursday was a sight to see: constant talking, discussing shots, order of play, etc. If you’d have said the foursome were professional best ballers, you’d be rather convincing. The irony is all players in the group had little to no experience in the format prior.

   “We had the same order on every tee, that was our lucky mojo today,” said Riva, a Saint Joseph’s University junior. “Strategy wise, when someone had a comfortable par putt while someone also had a birdie look, we’d send the par putt off first. If we sank it, the birdie putt could be an aggressive one. That was pretty much our scoring strategy.”

   “I’d say we’re all pretty good players, so we weren’t afraid to hit drivers around the whole course, which definitely helped us. There were only two holes today where someone was out of the hole which was key. We weren’t scared of bogeys really all day,” said Fullerton.

   The three Brookside CC of Allentown members, with the obvious club connection, called Riva the ringer to round out the winning foursome. After all, Riva’s game has been in form as of late, qualifying for U.S. Open Sectionals at Glenmaura National Golf Club.

   “Those guys all know each other really well from Brookside, but I’m here because Max is my roommate at St. Joe’s. We know each other really well, but don’t get to play as much golf together as we should,” said Riva, 20.

   “I play for the [Saint Joseph’s] club team. [Richard] lives all the way out in Lancaster, so it’s hard for us to play that much, but glad we did today,” said Harrington, 19, of Emmaus, Pa.

   Additionally, Sutovich and Riva both played in the Pennsylvania State Amateur last year, so they’ve crossed paths. Fullerton, a fifth-year senior at Penn State University, first met his teammate this morning.

   “We were talking about it at Brookside, discussing the Four-Man team itself. That part was easy, forming the 1-2-3 pairing to start. But then adding [Richard] was the perfect addition,” said Fullerton, 22, also of Emmaus, Pa.

  When asked what a group trophy would mean to them, the three Brookside members pointed directly back to their club.

  “We may be a smaller club, but we’ve got some really good [playing talent],” said Sutovich, 22, of Breinigsville, Pa. “It’s going to be great to bring home a trophy back to Brookside.”

   “You know what, maybe I’ll have to get myself a junior membership to join you guys at Brookside,” said Riva.

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Gross results

Name, club

Gross

Carlos Fullerton, Max Harrington, & Adam Sutovich, Brookside CC of Allentown & Richard Riva, Bent Creek Country Club

131

Bob Arthur, Tavistock Country Club; Thomas Hyland, Little Mill Country Club; Bryan Marvin, Old York Road Country Club & James Muller, Manufacturers' Golf & Country Club

132

Tyler McGarry, Fox Hill Country Club; Steve Oh, Philadelphia Cricket Club; Ryan Rucinski, Fieldstone Golf Club & Jay Vasil, Fox Hill Country Club

132

Thomas Alestock, Stephen Barry, Joey Russo & Joseph Russo, Running Deer Golf Club

133

Matthew Ade, David Gall, Kevin Kramarski & Ben Litt, Riverton Country Club

133

Robert Hackett, Jr., Thomas Humphrey, Randy Mitchell & Steven Walczak, Wilmington Country Club

137

Jason Barkley, Moselem Springs Golf Club; Mark Coassolo, Brookside CC of Allentown; Shawn Lavin, Rolling Green Golf Club & Peter Moran, Whitford Country Club

137

Nick Hand, Luke Morgan, Steve Rice & Ian Shollenberger, Schuylkill Country Club

139

Joe Avellino, Herb Mays, Rich Pruchnik & Tim Regan, Downingtown Country Club

142

Russell Baribault, Ryan Fogel & David Sim, Penn Oaks Golf Club & Dave Burchmore, Inniscrone Golf Club

142

Jim Allen, Larry Benedetto, Bill Dwyer & Doug Fedoryshyn, Concord Country Club

143

Owen Brown, Joseph Kinsman, Scott Micale & Nic Portonova, Coatesville Country Club

143

Wayne Ligato, Richard Ogorek, Jerry Newell, Jr. & Luke Wozniak, Fieldstone Golf Club

143

John Burke & Chris Meares, Running Deer Golf Club; Ryan Cass, Merchantville Country Club & Joe Zulli, Trump National Golf Club - Philadelphia

143

Joseph Cathcart & Stephen Dolente, Applebrook Golf Club; Martin KlagholzAronimink Golf Club & Mark Szilagyi, Brookside Country Club

144

Greg Gottshall, George Griffaton, William Norris & Thomas Walls, Bellewood Country Club

147

Mark Gerdelmann, Thomas Laessig, Matthew Manfred & George Petrellis, Commonwealth National Golf Club

147

Michael Kerzetski, David Maddock, Jody Mcgrail & Frank Petrillo, Glen Oak Country Club

148

Ryan Carroll, Gavin Grimes, Michael Grimes & John Grove, Chester Valley Golf Club

149

Lawrence Schultz, Jr., Bruce Smith & Brad White, LedgeRock Golf Club & David Stoudt, Lancaster Country Club

149

Tom Barlok, David Brackenbury, Chris Ortman & Mike TomasicWoodstone Country Club

151

Andrew Bonekemper, Matthew Boyer, Chad Collingwood & John Kroos, Spring Ford Country Club

151

Jeff Amtman, Commonwealth National Golf Club; Richard Bollard, Manufacturers' Golf & Country Club; John Colletti, Lu Lu Country Club & James Fitzpatrick, Talamore Country Club

152

Michael Amons, Michael Diemer, Tom Kearns & Tib Kobolak, Riverton Country Club

153

Brian Jasperse, Charles Johnson, Richard White & Ronald White, Jericho National Golf Club

156

Andy Bowman, Frank Collins, Kevin Sassaman & Corey Wolff, Hershey Country Club

156

Andre Ferber & Gregory Jennings, Radnor Valley Country Club; Roger Hiser, Saucon Valley Country Club & Kenneth Wortley, Bala Golf Club

156

David Justin, Spike McKeeta, Thomas Schaible & Mike Schuster, Chester Valley Golf Club

158

Woodie Pickell, Chic Rhoads, Gary Richwine & Andrew Wesler, Conestoga Country Club

158

Andrew Kelly, Brian Kreamer, Wilhelm Roesler & Gary UeltzenBala Golf Club

159

Joe Culley, The Springhaven Club; Patrick Friel, Applebrook Golf Club; Curtis Heckman, Moselem Springs Golf Club & Dan Massicotte, Applecross Country Club

160

Brian Fiala & Edward Randel, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club; John Hollingsworth, Sr. & Len Orlando, Concord Country Club

162

Jim Lelii, William Mabon & Gregory MitschMoselem Springs Golf Club & Jeff Knauer, Foxchase Golf Club

164

Richard Basilio, Nicholas Basilio, Jr., Ned Burns & Joseph Viscuso, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

165

Jeff Garrett & Tom Satterley, The Bucks Club; John Riccio & John Speak, Jericho National Golf Club

166

Matt Hovey, Stephen Pelesky, Ralph Schellinger & George Wegner, Jr., Gilbertsville Golf Club

168

Ed Ciel, Thomas Gramlich, Gregg Shivers & Bill Watts, Medford Lakes Country Club

170

Joseph Ozzimo & Scott Siravo, Cobbs Creek Golf Club; Steve Haworth, Little Mill Country Club & Sam Vasile, Jr., Woodcrest Country Club

179

David Cagnetti, Lu Lu Country Club; James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club; Lloyd McGinley, Trenton Country Club & Ronald Rice, Sr., Old York Road Country Club

186

Carter Devol & James WolskyRiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve; Hugh Gallagher  & Terry Woodward-Williams, Bellewood Country Club

WD

 

Net results

Name, club

Net

*Bob Arthur, Tavistock Country Club; Thomas Hyland, Little Mill Country Club; Bryan Marvin, Old York Road Country Club & James Muller, Manufacturers' Golf & Country Club

126

*Michael Amons, Michael Diemer, Tom Kearns & Tib Kobolak, Riverton Country Club

126

Andrew Bonekemper, Matthew Boyer, Chad Collingwood & John Kroos, Spring Ford Country Club

127

Matthew Ade, David Gall, Kevin Kramarski & Ben Litt, Riverton Country Club

129

Jeff Amtman, Commonwealth National Golf Club; Richard Bollard, Manufacturers' Golf & Country Club; John Colletti, Lu Lu Country Club & James Fitzpatrick, Talamore Country Club

129

Joseph Cathcart & Stephen Dolente, Applebrook Golf Club; Martin KlagholzAronimink Golf Club & Mark Szilagyi, Brookside Country Club

129

Andre Ferber & Gregory Jennings, Radnor Valley Country Club; Roger Hiser, Saucon Valley Country Club & Kenneth Wortley, Bala Golf Club

129

Owen Brown, Joseph Kinsman, Scott Micale & Nic Portonova, Coatesville Country Club

130

Wayne Ligato, Richard Ogorek, Jerry Newell, Jr. & Luke Wozniak, Fieldstone Golf Club

130

Russell Baribault, Ryan Fogel & David Sim, Penn Oaks Golf Club & Dave Burchmore, Inniscrone Golf Club

130

Brian Jasperse, Charles Johnson, Richard White & Ronald White, Jericho National Golf Club

131

Thomas Alestock, Stephen Barry, Joey Russo & Joseph Russo, Running Deer Golf Club

131

Mark Gerdelmann, Thomas Laessig, Matthew Manfred & George Petrellis, Commonwealth National Golf Club

131

Tyler McGarry, Fox Hill Country Club; Steve Oh, Philadelphia Cricket Club; Ryan Rucinski, Fieldstone Golf Club & Jay Vasil, Fox Hill Country Club

131

Greg Gottshall, George Griffaton, William Norris & Thomas Walls, Bellewood Country Club

132

Robert Hackett, Jr., Thomas Humphrey, Randy Mitchell & Steven Walczak, Wilmington Country Club

132

Joe Culley, The Springhaven Club; Patrick Friel, Applebrook Golf Club; Curtis Heckman, Moselem Springs Golf Club & Dan Massicotte, Applecross Country Club

132

Carlos Fullerton, Max Harrington, & Adam Sutovich, Brookside CC of Allentown & Richard Riva, Bent Creek Country Club

132

David Justin, Spike McKeeta, Thomas Schaible & Mike Schuster, Chester Valley Golf Club

133

Lawrence Schultz, Jr., Bruce Smith & Brad White, LedgeRock Golf Club & David Stoudt, Lancaster Country Club

133

Nick Hand, Luke Morgan, Steve Rice & Ian Shollenberger, Schuylkill Country Club

134

Joe Avellino, Herb Mays, Rich Pruchnik & Tim Regan, Downingtown Country Club

134

Michael Kerzetski, David Maddock, Jody Mcgrail & Frank Petrillo, Glen Oak Country Club

134

Jason Barkley, Moselem Springs Golf Club; Mark Coassolo, Brookside CC of Allentown; Shawn Lavin, Rolling Green Golf Club & Peter Moran, Whitford Country Club

134

Andy Bowman, Frank Collins, Kevin Sassaman & Corey Wolff, Hershey Country Club

135

Woodie Pickell, Chic Rhoads, Gary Richwine & Andrew Wesler, Conestoga Country Club

136

Jim Lelii, William Mabon & Gregory MitschMoselem Springs Golf Club & Jeff Knauer, Foxchase Golf Club

138

Tom Barlok, David Brackenbury, Chris Ortman & Mike TomasicWoodstone Country Club

139

Richard Basilio, Nicholas Basilio, Jr., Ned Burns & Joseph Viscuso, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

139

Ryan Carroll, Gavin Grimes, Michael Grimes & John Grove, Chester Valley Golf Club

139

Andrew Kelly, Brian Kreamer, Wilhelm Roesler & Gary UeltzenBala Golf Club

139

Brian Fiala & Edward Randel, Kennett Square Golf & Country Club; John Hollingsworth, Sr. & Len Orlando, Concord Country Club

139

Jeff Garrett & Tom Satterley, The Bucks Club; John Riccio & John Speak, Jericho National Golf Club

139

John Burke & Chris Meares, Running Deer Golf Club; Ryan Cass, Merchantville Country Club & Joe Zulli, Trump National Golf Club - Philadelphia

139

Joseph Ozzimo & Scott Siravo, Cobbs Creek Golf Club; Steve Haworth, Little Mill Country Club & Sam Vasile, Jr., Woodcrest Country Club

139

Jim Allen, Larry Benedetto, Bill Dwyer & Doug Fedoryshyn, Concord Country Club

140

David Cagnetti, Lu Lu Country Club; James Cardano, Cedarbrook Country Club; Lloyd McGinley, Trenton Country Club & Ronald Rice, Sr., Old York Road Country Club

140

Matt Hovey, Stephen Pelesky, Ralph Schellinger & George Wegner, Jr., Gilbertsville Golf Club

143

Ed Ciel, Thomas Gramlich, Gregg Shivers & Bill Watts, Medford Lakes Country Club

144

Carter Devol & James WolskyRiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve; Hugh Gallagher  & Terry Woodward-Williams, Bellewood Country Club

WD

* - decided by USGA recommended scorecard tiebreaking method

WD-withdrawal

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